Cannonsville, revisited

Above: An aerial view of the Cannonsville Reservoir. Not pictured: Cannonsville itself. Photo from Wikimedia Commons, used under a Creative Commons license.

Cannonsville, described by Wikipedia as "defunct," was a town that, like many others in the southern Catskills, now sits at the bottom of a massive reservoir that was named for it, part of the Delaware System. Unlike many of the other towns displaced to create the New York City watershed, Cannonsville was not relocated.  Founded in the late 18th century, Cannonsville was flooded in 1964. There's a grassroots memorial website to the town that once was and, tonight, you can revisit its history on film in "Indian Summer: The Cannonsville Story" at the Cannon Free Library in Delhi. Admission is free. For more details on the screening, visit the listing in our calendar. -- Andrea Girolamo